Meaford: Building Scarecrows, Community Friendships, and Tourism

The Meaford Scarecrow Invasion and Family Festival executive has officially announced their intention to proceed with their annual event this year. If all goes according to plans the Scarecrows will begin invading in September to celebrate their 25th Anniversary. The parade and festival are set for September 30th.

The annual Scarecrow Invasion and Festival helps foster tourism in the area, supports economic development, encourages community spirit, and, well, is also a whole lot of fun!

As with any large scale undertaking community-spirited volunteers are a key for success. There are many tasks, some little, some large. The executive would welcome whatever time, skills, and energy that you have to offer. For example you can:

– Build and dress scarecrows in May, June, and August
– Design and assemble scarecrow vignettes
– Pick and haul corn stalks
– Distribute posters
– Help with the children’s activities during the family festival
– Help set up for the festival
– Help as parade marshals
– Join the kazoo ban

– Serve on the executive

If you think building scarecrows sounds like a hoot (and who doesn’t) you’ll want to make note of the building and decorating team’s schedule which you’ll find here   You can build community friendships while using your creative flair to build scarecrows!

For more information and to volunteer, contact Donna Earl, Event Chair, Meaford Scarecrow Invasion and Family Festival, at 519-270-9106 or


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Patti Foley is an east coast native, passionate about writing, digital publishing, photography, and family. She moved to Wasaga Beach from Caledon several years ago, along with her hubby Len. Inspired by the Georgian Bay area, in 2021 Patti launched, a sister publication for her website

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  • Thanks Patti for the great article. From the Grateful Meaford Scarecrows.